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Your Inattentive Staring May Also be Known as:
Child inattentive
Child staring into space
Child zoned out

Top 2 Inattentive Staring Causes

  1. 1.Absence Seizure

    A seizure is a short episode of symptoms that is caused by a burst of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Absence seizures are a specific type of seizure where a person has a brief loss of consciousness (an absence) for a few seconds. These episodes are much more common among younger people than adults, and may go unnoticed for a long time as they may look from outside as a momentary lapse in concentration.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Absence seizures are treated with prescription medication such as ethosuximide.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    brief fainting episode, inattentive staring, episodic inattentiveness or staring, poor academic performance
    Symptoms that always occur with absence seizure:
    inattentive staring
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Lennox - Gastaut Syndrome

    Lennox-Gastaut is a severe form of epilepsy, which is a disorder characterized by frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. Most people with this syndrome experience some impairment in intellectual function and information processing. Developmental delays and behavioral disturbance are also common.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a nerve specialist (neurologist). This condition is managed by prescription medication to control the seizures.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irritability, fatigue, drooling, developmental delay, fainting after losing muscle strength
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Inattentive Staring

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric issue, such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorder?

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Inattentive Staring Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced inattentive staring have also experienced:

    • 25% Feeling Confused and Not Making Sense While Talking
    • 25% Foggy Feeling in the Head
    • 12% Difficulty Concentrating

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